Happy New Year! We’re already one week into 2013. Crazy, isn’t it?
2013 is already shaping up to be a big year for me and Husband J. That’s because……..
At Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. I’ll definitely write about this.
We’re expecting a little Baby TAO! I am due with our first child late March/early April.
So far pregnancy has been pretty good to me. Most days, I feel pretty good, and I am trying to remain as active as ever while balancing preparing for a baby and getting some ducks in a row professionally before this child’s arrival. I find much of this preparation to be overwhelming. Due to the information hog in me, there’s a lot I’d like to learn about baby care and pregnancy, and lots of gear to research in an effort to try NOT to buy it. Trust me when I tell you there is so much to out there you supposedly “need” and should buy (or have people buy for you) to the point where it’s a bit ridiculous, in my opinion. You know your life is changing when you spend a half-hour discussing crib mattresses with your mate instead of where to go for the evening. Although this isn’t a lifestyle blog, I promise that I’ll write a post about some of my observations about pregnancy.
Speaking of writing posts…have you noticed a distinct drop in my blogging output? Yeah, pregnancy wasn’t so helpful with that. The first trimester can make you feel awful. I usually write in the evenings, but that was also when I felt the worst in the first few months. People may call it “morning sickness”, but I felt horrible from 2pm until it was time to sleep. It really knocked me off of my schedule and blogging flow (for lack of a better word). From then on, it was hard to continue to be motivated on a regular basis to blog since my routine was all out of whack.
A few people have asked if we’ll still continue to travel, and my answer has been, “I hope so.” Obviously where and how we travel will change, but we hope to continue to do it. I have no idea what personality this child will have nor what kind of parents we’ll be, so that’s a factor in determining future travel plans. I’m not going to assume anything, but I don’t think I have to pack away a passport now that we’ll be expanding our family. We’ve already gotten a little blowback from one member of Husband J’s family at even the suggestion of taking future Baby TAO to visit my family in Antigua, a three-hour direct flight from and in the same time zone as New York. Go figure…
I’ve still got so much more to write about Iceland and India, and just a few more posts regarding Argentina, so definitely stick around.